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Liberia, Libya resume diplomatic relations

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Libyan Amb. Maatug meets Act. Foreign Minister Shoniyin
Libyan Amb. Maatug meets Act. Foreign Minister Shoniyin

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Diplomatic relations have been resumed between Liberia and Libya.

A Foreign Ministry release says Liberia’s intention to restore diplomatic relations with Libya is in the spirit of the Malabo Declaration of November 2016 and the cordial ties that existed between their two governments.

The Liberian Government broke diplomatic relations with Libya on June 14, 2011.

At the same time, the Liberian Government has introduced the Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Libya, Mohamed Omar Mohamed Talbi, as an “Authorized Representative” to discuss matters relating to accounts held by the Libyan Government with ECOBANK-Liberia.

Mr. Talbi is also the Special Envoy of the Government of National Accord of Libya to ECOBANK.

Earlier, in a diplomatic note to Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara, Libya’s Foreign Minister, Mohamed El Taher Seyala, said Ambassador Talbi was sent to Liberia \, based on a conversation with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The discussion was held on the margins of the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Safety, Security and development.
The African Union’s Extraordinary Summit was convened in Lome, Togo in October, 2016.



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